Manchester University optometry team wins teaching excellence award

The University of Manchester optometry teaching team has been awarded the Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence by Advance HE for supporting post-graduate students and the glaucoma referral refinement scheme. 

The team, consisting of Dr Catherine Porter and Manchester Royal Eye Hospital colleagues Professor Robert Harper, Patrick Gunn and Professor Cecilia Fenerty, were recognised for running a Professional Certificate in Glaucoma.  

The team trained eye care professionals in glaucoma, who then contribute to Manchester’s ‘Enhanced Referral Schemes’ glaucoma services, which reduced hospital waiting times. The team said it increased the number of trained primary care practitioners in the Greater Manchester area by 300% in the past three years. 

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